ANCHORAGE - KTVA in Anchorage has reported that Israel Keyes is dead, according to the Department of Corrections (DOC). DOC said: Keyes died last night at the Anchorage Jail. The cause of death is still under investigation.
Keyes is accused of abducting 18-year-old Samantha Koenig from an Anchorage coffee shop in February, then murdering her and leaving her body in Matanuska Lake.
Keyes' trial was scheduled for March 2013; he could have faced the death penalty.
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